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Language of Instruction: English Housing: Off-campus housing
Program Description:

Linnaeus University square logoLinnaeus University Summer Academy

Started in 2014, Linnaeus University hosts an international Summer Academy each summer. Students participating in the Summer Academy will get the opportunity to gain a unique academic experience that will enhance their college and professional career. Students will be able to make new contacts and gain cultural insights from Swedish students as well as international students with different disciplinary backgrounds. Linnaeus University university has taken its name from Carl Linnaeus, the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist, taking from him the values of curiosity and innovation. 

Academic Calendar

Summer 2017 Calendar


July 3-6

Welcome and Orientation

July 7-8

Course Dates

July 10- August 11

Final Exams

August 9

Summer Academy Ceremony

August 10


August 11


All courses are 7.5 Swedish credit full-time courses. Credits approval and the number of credits are subject to approval by UCM academic departments. Please visit with your study abroad adviser for more details.



 English for academic studies 


 Beginner’s Swedish, part 1


 Writing a scientific essay – genre and methods, a preparation for higher education 


 Glass Design


 Art and Landscape Painting


 Media and News Literacy


 Outdoor leisure and sport in the Swedish landscape 


 Human Rights in Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Perspective


 Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation – in a Swedish context


 Maritime transport, the engine of the global economy


 eHealth – a global perspective


 Discovery of a sustainable Baltic Sea


 Managing International Business Strategies (Master's level)


 The Nordic Welfare Model in a Global Context (Master's level)

For a complete description of the list of courses taught for Summer 2017, please visit the following link:

All classes are taught in English and originate in Swedish culture and an innovative mindset. They are workshop oriented and have a strong student focus. Courses are offered on undergraduate and graduate levels. The combination of lectures and workshops within the student's own course and weekly interdisciplinary sessions for all participants at the academy, provide opportunities for new contacts and cultural insights-both from other students and from local and global business representatives. 

Linnaeus Summer Academy

All exchange students participating in Linnaeus University Summer Academy are guaranteed accommodation on the condition that the application is completed prior to the relevant date. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to secure accommodation. Students can be placed in either of the following housing options

FOJO Student Housing
Situated in the northern part of Kalmar and is a 10-minute bike ride to lectures. They are single-bed furnished rooms with separate bathrooms, TV, radio, and access to wireless internet. Linen, towels and final cleaning are included in the rent. Simple kitchen facilities, living room, and laundry facilities are placed in the same building and are shared with other Summer Academy students. Breakfast included all weekdays.

Kalmarhem Student Housing
These accommodations are located in different locations in Kalmar and are within 5-10 minutes walking or biking distance to lectures. Rooms are furnished with a single bed with mostly separate bathrooms except few where bathrooms are shared by two dorms. Linen, towels, final cleaning, access to the internet and to laundry facilities are included in the rent. Kitchen and living room facilities are shared. 


Students studying abroad through the Linnaeus Summer Academy will be covered by the program's Kalmarkollegiet insurance upon application and enrollment.

Immigration Requirements

Citizens of the United States will not need a Swedish visa for this summer program as long as your stay in less than 3 months.

Costs and Tuition

For a complete list of costs and tuition prices, please see the Budget Sheet. If a student does or will need financial aid, a "Request to Receive Financial Aid for International Study" form will be filled out per student necessity, sign and returned to Student Financial Services. Students studying in the summer and wishing to receive financial aid will need to fill out a supplementary FAFSA form for summer study. For Student Financial Services information, please visit the SFS website. Please note that costs are always subject to change based on current tuition pricing, exchanged rates, etc. 

Kalmar, Sweden (Summer AcademySocial Programme 
Linnaeus University Summer Academy offers a social programme that gives students an enhanced knowledge of Swedish culture and society through the city and its surroundings. It boasts outdoor/sports activities and cultural events with additional opportunities to meet with local businesses, etc. The summer academy runs in the beautiful medieval city of Kalmar, voted 'Summer City 2016' (and 2015) in a national travel guide competition. Excursions are also offered on the weekends. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA